Topsides Flow Assurance Engineering

At GATE, Flow Assurance engineering and modeling is designed to assist in topsides decision making, especially in the following areas:

  • Multiphase Flow ModelingSteady-State and Transient Modeling of Operations

    • Line Sizing and Thermohydraulics Studies

    • Shut-In, Start-Up, Restart, Ramp-Up/Down, Gas Lift

    • Water Hammer and Pigging Studies

  • Rigorous Choke Modeling

  • Integrating Production Chemistry to Flow Assurance Related Issues

  • Production and Reservoir Engineering

    • Fluid Characterization (Oil, Gas, and Water)

  • Chemical Systems

    • Chemical Injection Systems, Chemical Qualifications and Screening

  • Materials Engineering

    • Materials Selection and Requirements

  • Production Chemistry

    • Fluid Compatibilities, Emulsion Treatments, Foaming Control and Produced Water Treatment

  • Integrity Assurance

    • Corrosion Modeling, Erosion Modeling, Scale Modeling, and Souring Modeling

  • Process Design

    • Topsides Requirements based on Transient Flow Modeling and Production Chemistry

  • Operations and Procedure Development

    • Operating Guidelines and Specialized Procedures based on Steady‐state & Transient Flow Modeling

Services provided by GATE, Inc.